The Florida Mayhem this year looks poised to have their best season to date. Retaining a unicorn-esque tank in Ham "SOMEONE" Jeong-wan and adding pieces Sung "CH0R0NG" Yoo-min and Choi "MER1T" Tae-min puts them in striking distance of a deep run at the Midseason Madness. However, concerns and questions regarding the latter of their new acquisitions limits how high they can really go. MER1T is a fantastic Sojourn, we saw that last year. However, as we're seeing in the 2023 Pro-Am, the hitscan threat this season looks to be expanding what it demands. This takes us back to his rather coin-flippy run through Overwatch Contenders. MER1T is a strong talent, but how will he fair as the patches start coming in remains to be seen.
The moment you've all been waiting for.Meet our superstar main support for 2023, @CH0R0NG_OW!! pic.twitter.com/Nk1oWwUYxy — Florida Mayhem (@FLMayhem) January 4, 2023
"New" York, same woes. Kim "Kellan" Min-jae came into 2022 with high expectations off a very promising Overwatch Contenders showcase. Sadly, 2022 also saw NYXL play with half a team and four flex supports. We should refresh our takes on Kellan but a single tank lineup with no depth is not something we feel confident about. Even Kim "FITS" Dong-eun ended last year on a downswing. Adjusting to a mixed roster is likely going to hinder any kind of elasticity 2023 promised for him. On top of that, there are select metagames where the Excelsior could punch up a few tiers. However with how much Tracer has been historically played and how neither European stars look too terribly comfortable on the hero has us concerned.
Whoever said the sky is the limit should have tried harder. ☄️Introducing your NYXL Roster for the 2023 season: 🛡️ @Kellan_OW ⚔️ @Fits_ow ⚔️ @sHockWaveOW ⚔️ @seicoeOW 💉@HelloImHalo 💉 @Lep_ow 💉 @Aniyun_ 💉 @OW_Creative We look forward to continuing the journey #EverUpward… pic.twitter.com/POet8QwQgg — NY Excelsior (@NYExcelsior) March 21, 2023
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